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Single person discount

Coronavirus: Council Tax

Council Tax payers who pay their council tax instalments over 10 months can contact us and we will extend their payments to 12 months in the financial year. Please call us on 01283 508030 or email council.tax@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk to extend your instalment payments.

Council Tax payers who receive Council Tax Reduction due to receiving low incomes will soon be entitled to a reduction in their Council Tax via the Hardship Fund recently announced by Government.

We collect Council Tax on behalf of Staffordshire County Council, Fire, Police and Parishes. It is vitally important that Council Tax payers continue to pay in accordance with the instalments shown on their bills so that local services can continue to be provided and vulnerable people in our society can be supported, especially during the current pandemic.

You can claim single person discount if you are the only person over 18 in your home, or the only person over 18 who is counted for council tax purposes (see below for further information). We mean your main home, where you live. You can't get a single person discount for a second home.

Single person discount reduces your bill by 25%.

Certain people can be disregarded for council tax purposes when counting how many adults occupy the property as their sole or main residence.

You will also need to provide supporting documents before we can grant certain discounts.

Apply for single person discount

Print off the single person discount application form, fill it in and return to us:

If you can't print the form, please call 01283 508030 and we will post one to you.

Cancel single person discount

If a discount was shown on your last bill and you think you may no longer be entitled to it, we need to know.

Print off the cancellation of single person discount form and return it to us:

If you can't print the form, please call 01283 508030 and we will post one to you.

Council Tax Penalties

The Council can impose a penalty if you fail to notify the authority of any changes to your circumstances.

Read more about council tax penalties

Further information

For further information please contact:

Telephone: 01283 508030 - Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm

Email: council.tax@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk

In person: Visit one of our Customer Service Centres in the Market Place, High Street, Burton upon Trent; or the Library in Uttoxeter

Write to us: Revenues Team, PO Box 8045, Burton upon Trent, DE14 9JG